3WsCertification.com Rates and Fees
The following fee schedule is effective as of 1/1/09 Any agreements made prior to this date will be honored as discussed/contracted. All rates and fees are as listed unless otherwise negotiated. These rates and fees are for services in the Southeast US. Rates will be prorated based on the geographic region and associated cost differentials.
Academic clients are K-12,Vocational-Technical Schools, Colleges and Universities. Non-academic clients, partners and commercial clients are for-profit Novell Training Partners, and those organizations not considered Academic. Students of mine are offered special rates for on-site service and support as are clients that have developed a trusting business relationship with me.
All rates are based on classes booked/scheduled at least 10 business days in advance. Rates will be adjusted for "Last Minute" classes.
For long term agreements, i.e. a bank of guaranteed classes, rates and expenses can be negotiated.
Just as Training/Service Partners are in the IT business to make a living (profit) so am I. My fees are in keeping with market rates in 2006 for authorized instruction by an instructor with over 10 years as a CNI/MCNI and MCT, an abundance of Hands-On Field Experience, and several years as a Gold Novell Training Service Partner. I am always looking for new partners, companies and schools to work with and am keeping my prices competitive to attract developing business opportunities. Because of the downturn in Authorized Training, I am currently seeking a FT Permanent position. Until that time I will continue to provide training based on demand.
Single Classes ( i.e. One class conducted over the course of 3 -5 days in the daytime.)
Double Classes ( i.e. One class conducted over the course of 3 -5 days in the daytime and one class conducted over the course of 3-5 days in the evening in the same facility. For example a 3016 which runs from M-F from 8:00 AM- 4:30PM and a 3042 which runs from M-F from 5:30PM-10:30PM .- a 14 1/2 hour day for instruction.)
Example 1: for Single Class Pricing: (This is only an example. Expenses will vary based on actual costs in a given geographic area!)
For an authorized 3016 class conducted over the course of 5 consecutive days in one SE City that is 300 miles from my home:
A training partner running this class with 5 students, charging the students $2000 per person, after the cost of books at approximately $200 per student kit, will net $4500 for the class.
Example 2: for Double Class Pricing: (This is only an example. Expenses will vary based on actual costs in a given geographic area!)
For an authorized 3016 class conducted over the course of 5 consecutive days and an authorized 3042 over the course of 5 consecutive nights, (back-to-back) in one SE City that is 300 miles from my home, each class having 2-6 students:
A training partner running this class with 5 day students and 2 night students, charging the students $2000 per person, after the cost of books at approximately $200 per student kit, will net $6975 for the classes.
Please calculate your cost based on available hotel fees. All costs will be passed onto the Training Center along with my published Teaching Fees.
Hourly rate is $150 per hour plus expenses for short term projects: 4-6 weeks.
If this is a long term project (2 - 12 months) then please see the Contract/W-2 Opportunities: 2-12 month duration section below.
Service and Support - (Including Installations, Design Consulting, Administration, Management, and Implementation: short-term one off jobs). For long-term jobs please see the rates found in the "Contract/W-2 Opportunities: 2-12 month duration" section below.
For my academic-based students and preferred customers: $75 per hour plus expenses
Academic/non-students: $150 per hour plus expenses
Non-academic and commercial clients: $225 per hour plus expenses
For academic institutions who desire telephone and/or online support, contracts are available by month and by year. For example a telephone/online technical support contract for one calendar year with a school system will provide up to 40 hours of support for $3000. Onsite support for school systems is also available for up to 40 hours in a calendar year for $5000 plus travel.
For non-academic clients telephone/online support contracts for 40 hours of support are available for $5000 and for onsite support for 40 hours for $7000 plus travel per calendar year.
For contracts longer than 40 hours, please see the rates found in the "Contract/W-2 Opportunities: 2-12 month duration" section below.
$45 per hour plus expenses (unless otherwise negotiated)
$1500 -$1800 per week plus expenses (unless otherwise negotiated)
$50 per hour plus expenses (unless otherwise negotiated)
Non-students: With appointments scheduled 48 hours in advance: $100 per hour.- 1 hour minimum.
Expenses include the following:
Mileage at $0.50 per mile if Driving to and from site
Any and all Travel expenses including Flights/Baggage Charges/Rental Cars/Gas
Per Diem at $35 per day
Setup fees at normal daily rate
Hotels at available regional rates
Incidentals as agreed upon
Unless otherwise negotiated, net due at project completion, or on the last day of class.
A sample instructional contract is provided for review. Contract
For those interested in discussing full-time non-academic opportunities in the Southeast US (other than Atlanta), minimum base salary requirement is $85-95K per year, plus benefits and relocation assistance. For Northeast, Midwest US and Atlanta, Ga., opportunities, minimum base salary requirement is $95-125K per year, plus benefits and relocation assistance. For NYC-Tri-State opportunities an appropriate COLA is required. If a position is based on remote access, these numbers can be negotiated.
Academic positions, including F/T teaching posts and IT positions will be adjusted accordingly. Minimum acceptable salary in such a position is $70-85K per year.
These salaries are based on in-excess of 15 years of IT experience, multiple certifications, 2 Master's degrees and a Doctorate in process in Adult Education and Instructional Technology, and experience with Novell since 1993, Linux since 1995, Microsoft NT 3.51-2008 since 1995, and Cisco since 2001. Confidential resume available on request.
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